Canada enjoys a not undeserved reputation as a world class fishing destination. A number of picturesque rivers teeming with a variety of fish, peaceful scenic locations, and locals well versed in the craft, all add up to reinforce this reputation. Fishing season is almost any time when the ice gives way in early May to October when it begins to freeze once more.
There are certain regulations to monitor this pleasant activity. You need a license to fish if you're over 16 years of age, and you're required to have it handy when fishing in case you're asked by authorized personnel. If under 16 you may fish without a license but must be accompanied by some one who does have a license. You would need a special license to fish in classified waters. This is in addition to the basic license you may already have.
There is more than one way to enjoy a fishing trip in Canada. Fly-in fishing is where you're flown to remote fishing outposts by aircraft accompanied by fishing tour experts. There will be cabin accommodation, basic facilities, scenic vistas, and plenty of fish waiting to bite. Then again there's the old fashioned way of taking a boat out to where the fish are. There are fishing resorts that take care of accommodation, boat trips, equipment, and the services of experienced fishing guide so you get the best out of your Canadian fishing trip.
Lake Erie is where the bass is. It's also known for the rainbow trout, steelhead and walleye. Whether you go at them with tube jigs, minnows, or spoons, you're bound to strike lucky. One of the largest freshwater lakes in the world, Lake Erie is a popular fishing trip destination with plenty of cabins, lodges, and other facilities available. Lake Huron is the third largest freshwater lake in the world and is known for the salmon, walleye, trout, and steelhead. About 30,000 islands lie scattered around offering plenty of shorelines with great fishing trip destinations.
British Columbia is a popular fishing trip destination in Canada. Whether saltwater or fresh water, there's a wealth of fishing available here what with the rainbow trout, the salmon, the sturgeon, walleye, and the steelhead willing to give you a run for your money. From remote inland lakes to the mighty Fraser River and the Pacific, BC offers a variety of fishing experiences to be savoured.
Quebec is often called the angler's paradise, and with good reason too. There are thousands of lakes and rivers swarming with Atlantic salmon, pike, perch, trout, and plenty more varieties of fish than you can imagine. Once you've decided to go fishing in Quebec, your job is done, for you'll find everything from suitable accommodation to boats and expert guides once you get there.
Ontario will entice the fishing enthusiast on a fishing trip in Canada with about 400,000 lakes and rivers in addition to the largest inland sea and all conveniences that lets you fish to your hearts content. Whether you prefer the ruggedness of a cabin or the luxury of a resort, you will not be disappointed for it's all there.